Today as soon as everyone woke up, they saw a girl holding helmet and made everyone curious to know about her.
Google doodled Kitty O’Neil, on her 77th birth anniversary. But who is Kitty O’Neil?
Once crowned as the fastest woman in the world, she was an ace daredevil race driver. Born today, on March 24, 1946, O’Neil was an American races and stuntwoman who became a well-known action figure in the film industry.
Ms O’Neil was born on this day in 1946 to a Cherokee Native American mother and Irish father in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was an exceptional woman who forged a path in the highly competitive worlds of high-speed sports and dangerous stunts despite her being deaf.
The doodle, illustrated by Meeya Tjiang, showed O’Neil jumping from a helicopter, driving a race car and posing triumphantly in an orange suit against a blue and white background.
According to Google, when Ms O’Neil was just a few months old, she contracted multiple diseases which led to an intense fever that ultimately left her deaf. She learned various communication modes and adapted for different audiences throughout her life, ultimately preferring speaking and lip reading mostly.
Ms O’Neil never saw her deafness as a roadblock, in fact, she referred to it as an asset. She remained committed to fulfilling her dream of becoming a professional athlete despite her struggles, Google said.
“O’Neil began experimenting with high-speed sports like water skiing and motorcycle racing. A true action-lover, she also performed dangerous acts such as falling from daunting heights while set on fire and jumping from helicopters,” the tech giant wrote in a press release.
A biopic about Ms O’Neil’s life, titled ‘Silent Victory: The Kitty O’Neil Story’, was also released in 1979 and recaps the impressive Alvord Desert feat. Ms O’Neil died in South Dakota in 2018.